Motorists traveling to/from Johannesburg on the M1 highway will have to brace themselves for massive traffic delays as extensive road maintenance will start in February 2016.
Construction has already begun on the M1 and bridges from Killarney and Crown Interchange, but from 27 February 2016, you should expect lane restrictions and closures. This will have a significant impact on travel time, if you use the M1 highway. Construction should be completed in 2017.
27 February 2016 to 12 August 2016
Two stage implementation phase.
27 February to 3 April 2016
Northbound carriageway reduced to two lanes. Southbound carriageway to remain 3 lanes.
3 April to August 2016
Southbound carriageway reduced to two lanes.
Both directions to be limited to two lanes.
Oxford Road on ramp onto the M1 southbound to be closed at Ettrick Road.
13 August 2015 to 31 December 2016
Northbound and southbound carriageways reduced to two lanes per direction.
Oxford Road off ramp from the M1 travelling northbound to be closed.
From 8 February 2016 to 6 July 2017 limited to the following times:
Week day closures: either left or right-side of carriageway from 9:30am to 2:30pm.
Week day night closures
One lane closures: 7pm to 8pm and 4am to 5am
Two lane closures: 8pm to 4am
Three lane closures: either left or right-side of carriage way from 11:30pm to 3:30am.
One lane closure: Saturday 5am to 7pm
Two lane closures: Saturday 7pm to 5am Monday
Three lane closures: Saturday 11:30pm to 5am, Sunday 10pm to 3:30am Monday.